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 Post subject: Happy Anniversary to my Beloved JHP!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:20 am 
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Hard to believe - It's been 2 years ago that I bought my 1st pistol - my beloved 45 JHP!!
I remember it like it was 2 years ago - I was visiting my "out of town" SIL in Sioux Falls. He asked if I wanted to go on a "road trip".
I enthusiastically said "Sure!!" while thinking "I just drove 250 miles yesterday to come HERE to see you..."

We went to the higantic Cabelas in Mitchell - about 50-60 miles away, and he bought a used government 45 cal Glock 21 for $550...
I also remember thinking he was out of his freakin' mind paying that kind of money for a USED pistol!! :shock:
ESPECIALLY when there was a perfectly good and BRAND NEW 45 cal Hi-Point in the glass case (on the bottom shelf...) for only $199.99!!

This was before I had a pistol permit, before I had my FFL, before I was on FB...
And I didn't really know what guns cost and I didn't really have that much desire to own a pistol either...
Plus I didn't know much about them - at all!!

But, on the way back, he let me have a good look at it... Hmmm.... This thing is kinda neat!!
I used to be very into guns - rifles and target shooting though.
I had a box full of reloading tools and components in the basement at home that were basically untouched since the mid ninety's...

That's what started the wheels turning... I did rifles - never owned a pistol. And I've only shot a pistol a few times. This might be OK!! (-:

I WAS a big-shot mechanic, machinist, cold saw blade sharpening, ass-kicking, old Harley Fixin' dude - - turned dud - because of a bad back. :(

So, you know what? I might get back into "guns" and reloading... I used to enjoy the hell out of that!! And it's something I could do with a bad back!!

All the kids finally got the hell out of my house, and I actually had time and the money to insulate, sheet rock and put up a bunch of nice shelves in my garage...
It took me a very long time to do it, And it just KILLED my back!! I had to make my wife help me finish it. She's good help!! (-:

The very last thing I did in my garage was rebuild my work bench so it was all spiffy and level - Which also KILLED my back.

I also did a few other improvements - like a new electric 220v ceiling mounted heater and a new Air Conditioner with a remote control!!
And ran cable and telephone wires - and put up a 19 inch TV up in the corner of my garage.

So talk about irony... Here I was - Finally!! - with the garage that I always dreamed about and wanted my whole life!! :great:

And I just couldn't do it anymore - my ef-ing back just hurt too much.
I did the unthinkable and quit working in my garage...
I'd go out once in a while and watch TV - look at the nice sheet rock, the empty shelves I put up, my air compressor, my Snap-On toolbox - and just feel bad.
#1 hobby - over and done... )-:

I used to be in the most "Happening" band around here too. And not so long ago...
I have a bunch of band equipment - PA system, Microphones & Speakers, all the Cords & Power Amps and Guitar amps & Guitars...
And the trailer to haul that equipment.
But I can't haul that heavy shit around any more... Or stand for 3-4 hours and play for a dance. I loved doing that. )-:
#2 hobby - over and done... )-:

And Thank God the good folks where I work didn't fire me or lay me off.
I couldn't do any production work anymore. And I was GOOD at that!! One of the fastest!!
But that's over too. )-:
The gave me a desk job - and I am Thankful for that.

But, this pistol thing looked like the thing - A hobby I like that would give me something to do with my free time!!

So after spending the weekend with the daughter and SIL we head for home - and we have to go through Mitchell.
It WAS right around my birthday!!
So I talked the wife into stopping a Cabelas, and I went in a bought that 45 Hi Point and 50 rounds of PMC FMJ Ammo.

Since then, I've always had something to do - something to look forward too!! :D
I've used the hell out of that thing - 4,000 rounds so far.

I eventually decided to get an FFL and my interest in guns is flourishing.
I'm going a little nuts with the AR's right now - but what the hell... (-:
And I discovered selling guns is something I enjoy Very Much!!
My wife says I get more excited about selling a gun than the person is that's buying it... Which is true and a good thing!!
I'm up to about 110 entries in my A&D book now - which I find hard to believe...

So, that's how the gun business thing started, and how I got my beloved JHP which evolved into getting an FFL...
Because my out-of town SIL asking me to go along with him to buy a Glock!!!

Funny how things work out sometimes.



Went shooting with my 'in-town" SIL a few weeks ago. He has a Rock Island 1911 and me, my beloved JHP.
We set up my steel spinny target contraption and shot up some of my reloads.

I reloaded a whole bunch of 200gr plated bullets a little hotter than the 230gr plated bullets I normally use.
Why the 200gr bullets?? They were on sale!! I bought 5,000 of them - and they SUCK!! Very inaccurate compared to the slower 230gr bullets...
Ex says I loaded them too hot and it strips the plating off the lead and then they don't contact the grooves correctly.
And the bullets are so soft, when you crimp them, they just squish smaller and won't seal in the bore right.

Ex, let me introduce myself - I am a new Dealer for Zero Bullets!! :D

Anyway, despite my crappy reloads, I shot better than the SIL did (of course!!) but I had a several that wouldn't fire. He had no problems at all.
So, I think my firing pin and/or spring is getting wore or weak.
So I guess I can quit blaming my Load-Master for that!! I thought I had primers that weren't seated deep enough...

His Rock Island 1911 had a nice trigger and sights - but kicked like a bitch!! And felt really skinny in my hands.
I don't know - the 1911 was nice. That's the most I ever shot one. It was fun to get to really try one out!!

It was cold and windy that day - and I couldn't get my steel spinny target contraption stuck in the ground as deep as I usually do.
It was time to go, and the SIL was shooting for the last time and doing good!! He hit 4 out of the 6 different spinners and carefully aiming at the 5th...
Well, with all those spinners he hit, they're all rocking around and the wind is still blowing...
The steel spinny target contraption started to slowly fall over forward, on its face!!
It looked like some kinda wobbling steel monster going down for the count...

It falls over on it's face - I look at the SIL... He's still aiming his 1911 at a spinner that isn't there...
After a few seconds go by, He decocks the 1911 and jacks the mag out of it...
He looks at me and says, "Well, I guess we're done"

:funny: And it was ef-ing hilarious!! :laugh: I'll never forget that - it was a great time - great family time. :great:

I'm really glad my out-of-town SIL asked me to go with him to buy that Glock.
If he wouldn't have done that - I'd probably be sitting in my easy chair - doing nothing and depressed.

So, I'll think be sticking with my beloved JHP for now.

The Sentimental value is Off The Charts.:yes2:

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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anniversary to my Beloved JHP!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Good write up Jason! And you found a new passion... something which many people never achieve!!!
Have you gotten any of the zero bullets yet? What do you think?

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"Is my HP my favorite gun? No... Is it the BEST value? Very likely. Will it work when you need it to go bang? I'd bet my life on it."
Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anniversary to my Beloved JHP!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Ex, I have NOT ordered any yet!!
I have a two or three thousand more 200gr plated bullets sitting here.
I'm thinking I'll sell these plated bullets eventually since they are unopened.

I've been pulled in so many directions lately... I haven't given bullet sales much thought lately!!
I was thinking of buying some of the "Most Popular" ones and see if I could sell some on FB.

And, as far as the "Most Popular" bullets go...
Which do you think would be the ones to buy??

I was thinking:
9mm - 115gr & 147gr JHP
45 ACP - 185gr & 230gr JHP

And the 357 & 40 cal. - I'm not sure what would be the ones to get in those 2 sizes.

Just thought I'd ask you what you think.
And anyone else too!!
Let's hear what you think as well. :D

I AM really looking forward to trying some zero bullets.
I know dealing with them so far has been very pleasant!!

And I don't have to do a "buy in" of 35,000 of the damn things either...

And, I thought that Zero bullet dealer line would get yor attention!! :whistle:

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Know Guns, Know Safety, Know Peace.
No Guns, No Safety, No Peace.


“The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be denied.”
Article VI, Section 24 of the South Dakota Constitution


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.38/.357 I shoot 158 LSWC

.40 S&W I shoot 165g Rainer HP and 175g LFN

.45 ACP is 200g LSWC and 230g LRN

9mm is what I've been using for USPSA with 125g LRN.

The .38/357s are very accurate in my 4" Taurus and .357 6" SA. 3-4" at 25 yards and recoil is very nice. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Happy Anniversary to my Beloved JHP!!
PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:12 pm 
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For primary stock, I would go 115gn in 9mm, 230gn in .45 and 165/180 in .40. For the .40 I say both because the same bullet is for 10mm and 10mm shooters want the 180gn'ers.
I would get the JHPs only as they are generally considered more accurate due to the weight/center mas of spin, being in the back half.

Not having used 9mm from Zero, I can not attest to their expansion.
In .40 the 165s and 180s preform reliably.
In the .45s, the 180s plug and fail to open MUCH of the time. The 230s work very well.
In .38 spl/.357 mag, just go with the 158s, they should cover most. If you have to have two, 125 for the .38spl.

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jasonsch wrote:
Ex, I have NOT ordered any yet!!
I have a two or three thousand more 200gr plated bullets sitting here.
I'm thinking I'll sell these plated bullets eventually since they are unopened.

I've been pulled in so many directions lately... I haven't given bullet sales much thought lately!!
I was thinking of buying some of the "Most Popular" ones and see if I could sell some on FB.

And, as far as the "Most Popular" bullets go...
Which do you think would be the ones to buy??

I was thinking:
9mm - 115gr & 147gr JHP
45 ACP - 185gr & 230gr JHP

And the 357 & 40 cal. - I'm not sure what would be the ones to get in those 2 sizes.

Just thought I'd ask you what you think.
And anyone else too!!
Let's hear what you think as well. :D

I AM really looking forward to trying some zero bullets.
I know dealing with them so far has been very pleasant!!

And I don't have to do a "buy in" of 35,000 of the damn things either...

And, I thought that Zero bullet dealer line would get yor attention!! :whistle:

_________________
"Is my HP my favorite gun? No... Is it the BEST value? Very likely. Will it work when you need it to go bang? I'd bet my life on it."
Attributed to Ex and he'll take credit for anything he can get!

"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
Attributed to Edmund Burke, though it's source cannot be proven.

"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretence of taking care of
them."

Thomas Jefferson

Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

http://linuxmint.com

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.

If the mentally deficient are not allowed to own guns then why should they be allowed to make gun laws?


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